In the open air

Surrounded by wooded, unspoilt natural areas, Gardanne’s territory is ideal for outdoor activities and discovering the heart of nature.

Domaine de Valabre

The Valabre estate extends over 150 hectares of forests and hills. It is home to the Lycée agricole de Valabre, the
Mediterranean Forest Ecomuseum
the Observatoire de la Forêt méditerranéenne, civil security services and CRISCO, which centralizes forest fire-fighting resources. The Domaine de Valabre is therefore a major hub for the preservation and enhancement of Mediterranean forests. Valabre also offers some great walks for total relaxation in the heart of nature.

Mur de Gueidan trail

Walk along the 4-century-old Gueidan Wall and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. In 1683, Pierre de Gueidan bought the Valabre estate. In 1692, he had a stone wall built to protect his livestock.
The Gueidan Wall
still marks out 150 hectares of land.

Sentier du mur de Gueidan
© Longez le Mur de Gueidan vieux de 4 siècles et profitez de vues panoramiques à couper le souffle
Longez le Mur de Gueidan vieux de 4 siècles et profitez de vues panoramiques à couper le souffle
La Luynes
© Le cours de La Luynes
Suivez le cours de La Luynes et retracez l’histoire de l'emblématique famille de Gueidan

La Luynes

The Luynes river flows for 19 km through the communes of Mimet, Gardanne and Aix-en-Provence. It rises at an altitude of 455m in the Massif de l’Etoile, north of the Bau Trauqua mountain, which means “pierced cliff”, and flows into the Payannet stream.
Along La Luynes
is to take a break, a pause in time… to the rhythm of the water.

© Suivez le cours de La Luynes et retracez l’histoire de l'emblématique famille de Gueidan
Suivez le cours de La Luynes et retracez l’histoire de l'emblématique famille de Gueidan

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Sentier du Bois du Verdillon
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Sentier du Bois du Verdillon

Le Bois du Verdillon est une propriété communale d’une trentaine d’hectares qui longe la route de Mimet juste après le canal de Provence.

Sentier du Bois du Verdillon
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Sentier des Crêtes

Ce sentier offre une belle vue sur les massifs de l’Etoile, de Sainte-Victoire et du Ventoux.

Sentier des Crêtes
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Sentier du Mur de Gueidan

En 1683, Pierre de Gueidan achète le domaine de Valabre. En 1692, il fait ériger un mur de pierres pour protéger le bétail. Le Mur de Gueidan délimite, encore aujourd’hui, 150 hectares de terre.

Sentier du Mur de Gueidan

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Sentier du mur de Gueidan
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The Gardanne hills

Cativel hill

Take the Montée du Castrum to reach the upper fortified part of the old village and the Cativel hill. On this hill, three windmills dominate the north side, one of them since 1478. These mills are typical of a farming village and stand in a pleasant undergrowth setting.

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The brothers’ hill

To the south of the city center, the Colline des frères is emerging. A landscaped walk and an open-air museum invite you to retrace the life of painter Paul Cezanne in Gardanne from 1885 to 1886. It was perched on this hill that Cezanne painted Gardanne, the only village he ever depicted.

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Fontvenelle stadium and pond

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Fontvenelle

The Fontvenelle stadium and pool offer a wide range of sports facilities, just a few minutes’ walk from the town center.

A fan of bodybuilding? Running or trail running? Basketball? Soccer? Nordic walking? Fishing or more? The Stade de Fontvenelle and its playground are the ideal place in Gardanne to let off steam.

The Aqualudic Center

Gardanne’s aqualudic center, managed by Métropole Aix-Marseille Provence, has a large 50m pool, a school pool, a paddling pool, a pentaglide, a slide and rest and play areas to delight young and old alike.

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